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Orcharding Table of Contents

Origins of the Orchard
Trace orchard roots from the time they crossed the ocean with settlers to Mesopotamia, China and the Caucasus Mountains. How deep do our roots grow?
By Sue Weaver

Orchard Planning 101
Environmental conditions and weather are among the many factors you need to consider before planting or revitalizing an orchard. A little forethought will go a long way in helping your orchard flourish. 
By Cherie Langlois

Bringing Up Baby: First-year Fruit Tree Care
Fruit trees can often outlast their owners in age, but it’s the first year that determines how well they’ll thrive. Learn the steps to raising a healthy sapling that will reward you in the years to come.
By Cherie Langlois

The Organic Orchard
Green up your trees by arming yourself with organic tips and tools that will transform your orchard into a little piece of paradise.
By Alexandra Kiceniuk Devarenne

The Art of Trees
Learn the steps involved in starting and maintaining an orchard—from prepping soil to planting trees to nurturing and training.
By Lorraine Anderson

Keeping Orchard Pests at Bay
Ward off pests by harboring insects that will protect your orchard and enhance its production.
By Alexandra Kiceniuk Devarenne

Mastering the Orchard
Get advice from five orchardists who have lived out their dreams in the trees and are succeeding by keeping their feet on the ground.
By Kim Button, with Stephanie Staton

Orchard Harvest A to Z
Reap the bounty of your orchard harvest with these helpful guidelines.
By Lisa Mann

An Apple a Day
There are hundreds of apple varieties in the world; select a few that are right for you and your customers.
By Tom Meade

Go Nuts!
Thinking of starting an orchard or adding onto an existing one? Get nutty with your profit potential.
By Lorraine Anderson

Twisting Tradition in the Orchard
Looking for something different  for your orchard? Find your match among these uncommon fruits!
By Emily Goodman

Going Beyond Growing
If you grow it, they will come ... right? With a little careful planning and some market research, you’ll be pulling people in left and right.
By Barbara Sheridan

Cooking Up Apples
Apple products are fun-to-make, tasty treats that can add to your farm’s bottom line.
By Sue Weaver



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